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Vivo Z5 vs Vivo Z5x: main upgrade lies on camera (detailed comparison and analysis)

BySophia Windsor 2019-08-01 2244

On July 31, vivo released a new Z series smartphone - vivo Z5 in China. The Vivo Z series smartphones mainly focus on high price-performance ratio, so the vivo Z5 is no doubt to offer good specs for a less expensive price. The previously released vivo Z5x has been well received for its superior performance and long battery autonomy. Is the newly released vivo Z5 better than the vivo Z5x? What are differences between the two same series smartphones? Let’s make a detailed comparison in this post.

Vivo Z5 vs Vivo Z5x 

Vivo Z5 vs Vivo Z5x: specs comparison

Smartphone name

Vivo Z5

Vivo Z5x

Screen size

6.38-inch super AMOLED

6.53-inch LCD

Screen resolution

2340 x 1080 pixels

2340 x 1080 pixels.


Snapdragon 712

Snapdragon 710

Rear camera

48MP primary lens+8MP wide-angle lens+2MP ancillary lens

16MP primary lens+8MP wide angle lens+2MP depth lens

Front camera






Fast charging

Support 22.5W fast charging

Support 18W fast charging

OTG function




6+64GB, 6+128GB, 8+128GB

6+64GB, 6+128GB, 8+128GB, 4+64GB

Memory expansion

Not support

MicroSD card up to 256GB

Operating system

Funtouch OS 9.1 based on Android 9

Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9

USB type


Micro USB

3.5mm headphone jack




Not support

Not support

Fingerprint sensor

In-display fingerprint sensor

Rear fingerprint sensor

Vivo Z5 vs Vivo Z5x: design

There are some obvious differences in the design of the vivo Z5 and vivo Z5x. The newly released vivo Z5 comes with 6.38-inch AMOLED screen with a water drop notch, and it offers in-display fingerprint unlock. While the vivo Z5x comes with a 6.53-inch LCD screen with a punch hole on the upper left. And it offers a rear fingerprint sensor on the back.

vivo Z5 design 

So the main difference in the design lies on the screen shape and screen material. However, despite the more convenient in-display fingerprint sensor on the vivo Z5, we cannot directly tell you which design is better, as both of them have their advantages and disadvantages. The LCD screen on the vivo Z5x generates higher power consumption, but it doesn’t cause to eyes train. While the AMOLED screen on the vivo Z5 has lower power consumption and excellent color display, but it is easy to cause eye fatigue.

Vivo Z5 vs Vivo Z5x: camera

Camera-wise, both vivo Z5 and vivo Z5x are equipped with triple rear cameras and a single front camera. However, the newly released vivo Z5 offers better camera specs.

vivo Z5 camera 

The triple rear cameras of the vivo Z5 consist of a 48MP primary lens, an 8MP wide-angle lens and a 2MP ancillary lens, while the vivo Z5x offers 1 16MP primary lens, an 8MP wide angle lens and a 2MP depth lens.

On the front, the vivo Z5 offers a 32MP front camera, while the vivo Z5x offers a 16MP camera.

So the vivo Z5 will bring you more excellent photography qualities.  

Vivo Z5 vs Vivo Z5x: Processor

The processor will have a great influence on smartphone’s performance. The vivo Z5 is equipped with a upgraded Snapdragon 712 processor, while the vivo Z5x is powered by the Snapdragon 710. However, the Snapdragon 712 doesn’t offer a huge jump in features and performance compared to the Snapdragon 710, despite a slightly improved clock speed and charging speed.  

Vivo Z5 vs Vivo Z5x: Processor 

Vivo Z5 vs Vivo Z5x: battery and charging

The just released vivo Z5 offers a less 4500mAh battery, while vivo Z5x offers 5000mAh battery. However, thanks to the more power-consuming AMOLED screen and processor, the battery autonomy of the two smartphones may be similar.

Vivo Z5 4500mAh battery 

But one thing to be sure that the the vivo Z5 will offer you faster charging speed, as it supports 22.5W fast charging, while the vivo Z5x only supports 18W fast charging.

Vivo Z5 vs Vivo Z5x: memory and price

Both vivo Z5 and vivo Z5x offer 6+64GB, 6+128GB and 8+128GB memory options. In addition, vivo Z5x also offers 4+64GB memory option.

In terms of price, the Vivo Z5x is slightly cheaper than the new vivo Z5:

Vivo Z5:

● 6+64GB: 1598 yuan

● 6+128GB: 1898 yuan

● 8+128GB: 2298 yuan

Vivo Z5x:

● 4+64GB: 1398 yuan

● 6+64GB: 1498 yuan

● 6+128GB: 1698 yuan

● 8+128GB: 1998 yuan   

The verdict

Generally speaking, both vivo Z5 and vivo Z5x are two budget mid-range phones. The new vivo Z5 brings some but not a huge jump upgrades except the camera. If you are willing to pay more about $20 for the better camera and faster charging speed, you can buy vivo Z5. However, If you just want to find an overall good and budget phone, the vivo Z5x is also a good choice.


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